Matthew Foglino

Matthew Foglino

Matthew Foglino currently teaches social studies for grades 9-11 at Wings Academy High School in the Bronx, NY. He has been teaching in Bronx public middle and high schools for the past seven years.

Anna Forgerson

Anna Forgerson

Anna Forgerson is an Education Specialist at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Previously she served as the Senior Museum Education Specialist at the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC), where she shared her passion for museums and early childhood education through outreach projects and co-facilitated SEEC’s nationally recognized seminars.

Michael Freydin

Michael Freydin

Michael Freydin has been teaching in the New York City public schools for the past 13 years at the junior high school and high school levels, working with at-risk, immigrant and underprivileged youths in non-traditional educational environments.

Paul Gardullo

Paul Gardullo

Paul Gardullo is Museum Curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which will open on the National Mall in 2015 as the 19th Smithsonian Museum. He is currently working with staff on conceptualizing, collecting for, and curating the inaugural exhibitions for the NMAAHC.

Virginia Mecklenburg

Virginia Mecklenburg

Virginia Mecklenburg is the chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She oversees the museum’s curatorial and conservation staffs and its acquisitions and collections programs.

Associated Sessions: Curatorial Spotlight
Richard J. Powell

Richard J. Powell

Richard J. Powell (B.A., Morehouse College, 1975; M.F.A., Howard University, 1977; M.A., Yale University, 1982; M.Phil., Yale University, 1984; & Ph.D., Yale University, 1988) is the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke University, where he has taught since 1989.

Harry R. Rubenstein

Harry R. Rubenstein

Harry R. Rubenstein is the Chair of the Division of Political History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. As a curator, Rubenstein shares responsibility for the political history, reform movements, civil rights, and labor history collections.